Why did we test baby food products?

The World Health Organization refers to the first 1000 days of life as the brain’s window of opportunity –when the foundations of optimum health, growth, and neurodevelopment across the entire lifespan are established. Children, especially babies, are uniquely vulnerable to the effects of many industrial and environmental contaminants. To date, the focus of regulatory and manufacturing food safety assurance is largely placed on preventing exposure to microbiological contaminants- e.coli, salmonella, and listeria. Little to no attention is being placed on long-term exposure to industrial and environmental contaminants.